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Please Do Something

Please Do Something is a net.label offering 'Music For A Colourful Life', and including indie, electronic, and melodic tracks in equal amounts for free MP3 download. Put simply, we're an all-genre netlabel interested in helping you get through life with good music. You can check out our site for more information.

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by Khonnor
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Toward a new electronic romanticism. One of the most interesting new faces in independent electronic music this past year has been Khonnor (aka Grandma and I, Cactus). At only 16 years of age, his unique style signals a new dialect in the language of electronic music -- one built from an engaging confrontation of nostalgic themes and artful digital interruptions. The music in Khonnor's world is a private sort, evocative and transporting. A strange music that makes you feel old for the first...
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Topics: Cult, Electropop
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Having fixed an exploded cable modem (just by swearing at it), one of our best friends, Connor Kirby-Long, is back -- this time with three new songs he wrote between classes and they're full of all kinds of well-crafted good stuff: pretty guitar melodies, spazzy cut-up percussion, bendy synth notes, and angelic vocals. In the first track, 'Crapstone', Connor takes a handfull of loose stuff found in his jacket pocket and turns it into a daydreamy pop tune. And where 'The eyes of the older...
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Topics: Indie-tronica, Electronic
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by Koordinate of Wonders
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Supersurgical warm front. Drawing from a spectrum of icy colds and razor sharps, yet very human and touchable, are six tracks from Belarussian group Koordinate of Wonders. With ripped-up rhythmic understructures of hyperpanned and texturized beats the songs glide mostly, piloted by mild tentative melodies and simple pad chords. Especially in such tracks as "Living Line B" (mmm, the melody), "Amnibios" (check out the percussion in the second part of the track, so cool), and...
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Topics: Electronic, Abstract
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Between Rock & An Unobserved Place "In the early summer of 1999 David, Jonas, Mats and Simon got a key to a room in an old candy factory in Nynäshamn. In this factory there were some instruments. They took some deep breaths of dust (asbestos, concrete & other stuff) and started to play..." A few name & lineup changes later, Sickoakes in 2003 is making some of the finest, seriously-amped-up rock minimalism around. In this three part epic, Wedding Rings & Bullets In...
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Topics: Post-Rock, Indie
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by Symphonic Stereo
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The waking drum machine. Here is a very dreamy EP we received from synthpop duo Shaun & Andrea , better known as Symphonic Stereo , who debuted on the well-received Starving But Happier comp earlier this year. For this release we have five songs of tranquilizing, reverberated vocals grounded by modest bass-snare-hihat drum patterns - lending to similarities with Figurine or perhaps The Russian Futurists under general anesthesia. Standout tracks include the nicely balanced...
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Topics: Synthpop, Indie
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by Pocka
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Connecting dots & dashes. In his debut release, new artist Pocka has done something really nice here -- he's created an EP peppered with abstract bits but accented with all kinds of outright melody. The result, Chronology Brought, is something maybe reminiscent of .Tape. or Hans Appelqvist but takes familiar cues from IDM for rhythm and sound placement. Things get started with the massive, noisy three minute tsunami "Like Water In Water" -- and there couldn't be a more surprising...
Topics: IDM, Microsound
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by Colophon
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The fractured temperament. Colophon is the multi-talented Ed Powley (York, UK). I first heard his brilliant expositions in densely layered post-rock by downloading the "Imprint/Tailpiece" EP at Nishi a few months ago. He uses a formula of power, beauty, and silence. How these elements are proportioned is the real work of art here -- it is done with great dexterity, often resulting in songs which feel unusually triumphant. Like bits of stuff from a cancelled dream involving Slint,...
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Topics: Post-Rock, Experimental
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"The hobo's knowledge of the world is restricted by his lack of a television set, a radio, a daily newspaper. Consequently, he has much less to worry about. His life is defined by the miles he's travelled."
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Topics: Post-Rock, Indie-tronica
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by KOSIK
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Proving "fusion" is not always a dirty word. Matthew Borghi and Michael Kirson-Goldapper are KOSIK. With releases on Ghostly Int'l, Kikapu, and a long player scheduled later this year on Simballrec, positive rumours about this diverse sound seem to be spreading quickly. For Please Do Something, the two childhood friends offer Fastas - a three track EP that treads into and out of waters charted by the likes of Air and Radiohead. It's a release that represents a departure from their...
Topics: Indie, Electronic
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by Lukas Nystrand & Karl Johansson
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"I hope you realise, we're all naive cats." For Lukas Nystrand, themes of hope, faith, and belief frame the artistic field-of-view. And for the past couple of years, guided by these ideas and healthy imaginations of a better place, the notion of a new destination for all good hearts has emerged -- one inhabited by feline angels, a place known as Katthimmel, or Cat Heaven. For Lukas and fellow instrumentalist Karl Johansson, the Katthimmel EP is a resounding message of faith in such a...
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Topics: Improv, Improv
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by Pino The Frog
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The sound that outran obsolescence. Patrick Valiquet, a pianist and sound designer who recently relocated his distinct Montreal sound to Vancouver, sent us these pieces of short-style abstract music -- a roughly fifteen minute exploration in, around, and through a two-second Thelonious Monk sample - all propelled carefully by orchestrated misfirings, coincidences, and a velocity that escapes the pull of metronomic undertow. Included here are six pieces in a beautiful modern interpretation of...
Topics: Ambient, Isolationism
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by Gultskra Artikler
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Paintings of a passing world In a sort of poltergeist narrative, the latest work from Gultskra Artikler is an expression of details and ideas - some structured, many not - formed in a way that simultaneously establishes and challenges a pattern language. With all kinds of noisy threats thrown in the way, Razmer Nosa 46 designates with the faintest markers a gradually steadying sequence of disturbances and rewarding plateaus. It's an odd world of wandering acoustic basses, jarring synth...
Topics: Ambient, Electronic
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by Primula
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Thin strategies. Recently I was sitting outside Please Do Something headquarters enjoying some one-way conversation with the neighborhood pets that seem to like our overgrown yard. Cats in particular have this very expert way of weaving their bodies circuitously through tall-stemmed weeds and flowers -- no unnecessary noises. Who knew such a fitting soundtrack was waiting in the mailbox just behind me? Well, we received this very interesting cd-r from Japanese artist Primula (Daisuke Masuo),...
Topics: Electronic, Eclectic